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International Journal of Gynaecology Sciences

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2023)

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: A case report


Dr. Sara Guleria, Dr. Suman Thakur and Dr. Kushla Pathania


Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an idiopathic heart failure occurring in the absence of any determinable heart disease during the last month of pregnancy or the first 5 months postpartum. The differential diagnosis includes pre-existing cardiomyopathy, such as familial dilated cardiomyopathy, previous myocarditis, and drug or toxin induced cardiomyopathy; valvular disease, congenital heart disease, such as shunt lesions; and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Common complications with PPCM include thromboembolism, arrhythmias and heart failure. A multidisciplinary approach is required to handle the pregnancy as well as its associated complications.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sara Guleria, Dr. Suman Thakur and Dr. Kushla Pathania. Peripartum cardiomyopathy: A case report. Int. J. Gynaecology Sci. 2023;5(2):07-08. DOI: 10.33545/26648393.2023.v5.i2a.21
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